G. Love & Special Sauce: Sugar

Trina Calderon on April 21, 2014

Combining their branded hip-hop blues sound and a raw live recording process, the original members of G. Love & Special Sauce returned to the studio for the first time in almost a decade to make their newest album, Sugar. Vocalist/guitarist/harmonica player Garrett Dutton, upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens are back with grit and swagger, and they get some help from guest musicians like Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo (on three racks), legendary vocalist Merry Clayton (best known for her duet with Jagger on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”) and others. What started as an album about a breakup transformed into something with a broader reflection for G. Love, as he spits his truth about struggle, love and a Mississippi-flavored jam called the “Good Life.”

Artist: G. Love & Special Sauce
Album: Sugar
Label: Brushfire